*please note that this question was solved in early october. We decided to let the grandparents choose. Another poster has a similar question further on on the thread, which is why it has resurrected.
For those interested my original post is still below.*
Is it ok for us as parents to choose what our DS will call his grandparents?
Here is some background:
He has one grandfather and two grandmothers.
He is the first grandchild in both families.
None of them live near us so DS will not see them very often.
after the birth of DS both sets of grandparents came to visit, both sets telling us what they want to be called. They want Pa, nanna and nannie.
My DP and I want to call them Grandpa, Grandma 'insert first name' and Grandma 'insert first name'.
so, can we as parents change it to suit ourselves?
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02-10-2012 14:58 #1
Grandparents - can we choose what DS calls them?
Last edited by Taiyed; 17-12-2012 at 13:14.
02-10-2012 15:02 #2
No, I think that the grandparents should get to choose what they would like to be called - that was one of the joys for my parents.
02-10-2012 15:07 #3
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02-10-2012 15:10 #4Senior Member
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02-10-2012 15:22 #5
I automatically referred to my parents as grandma & grandpa. My mum wanted nanny and i said nope. Im a nanny - as in my job prior and since having children. It sounds weird to me. But if it was a big deal she could be nanny, but she saw my point.
MY grandma wanted to be Mumma, because its what my youngest cousins call her, but no Im mumma. And its just so cute jas calls her gret-gramma.
02-10-2012 15:34 #6Senior Member
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No, I would hate someone deciding what I was going to be called. Can't one be nanny "first name" and the other Nannie "first name", that is what we do.
02-10-2012 15:43 #7
No I think they should get to decide. Can it ever really matter that much?
02-10-2012 15:56 #8
We have a 3 year old furkid so we got used to calling them grandpa and grandma, when referring to our pet.
i guess i had just assumed they would carry the same names over when DS was born.
02-10-2012 16:06 #9Senior Member
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02-10-2012 16:10 #10
I think it's nice to let Grandparents choose their names. They may have something special that means a lot to them. Being told they are 'Grandma First Name' is so impersonal.
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